Unit of packaging
Phytoseiulus persimilis (predatory mite)
Pack size: 100 ml bottle with dosage-plug
Contains: 2,000 adults mixed with wood-chips / 10,000 adults mixed with wood-chips
Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae). All stages, preferring younger stages.
The predatory mite can only survive on two spotted spider mites (Tetranychus spp.).
Relative humidity should be greater than 75% and the temperature above 20°C/68°F for some hours of the day. Phytoseiulus persimilis does not enter diapause.
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
Mode of action
Adult predatory mites and nymphs search actively for their prey and suck them dry.
Adult red spider mites that have been eaten change colour from brown to black (in tomato) and can be identified as tiny black dots on the leaves. This should not be confused with living, light-brown to dark-red spider mites.
The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.
Please contact your local consultant for further application information.